London Met among best for going green

London Metropolitan University’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions have proved so successful it has been ranked the 4th best university in a national league table.
Date: 27/02/2013

London Metropolitan University’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions have proved so successful it has been ranked the 4th best university in a national league table. 

Between 2010 and 2012 the university saved 1,879 tonnes of carbon, the majority of which was achieved through energy saving projects such as voltage optimisation, lighting upgrades and automatic overnight PC shutdowns. 

These efforts were recognized by the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES), introduced by the Government in 2008, which published the new league table this week.

As well as being ranked among the top 5 universities in the UK for reducing carbon emissions, London Met also came 99th out of 2,097 companies, including Vodafone, British Airways and Sainsbury’s.

The news follows previous success that bolsters London Met’s green credentials. The University was a finalist in the Green Gown Awards 2012 in the Best Newcomer category - testament to the great strides made at the institution to reduce its environmental impact. 

Rachel Ward, Estates Energy Manager at London Met, said: "Being a Finalist in the Green Gown Awards 2012 is great recognition of the hard work that every staff member and student has put in to reduce the environmental impact of the University, many of whom have volunteered their own time to do so, and our ranking in the CRCEES league table is equally as encouraging.  

“The amount of carbon we have reduced is the equivalent of over 3 million tube journeys between our Holloway Road and Aldgate campuses, and we have achieved this through encouraging carbon conscious behaviour amongst our staff, students and contractors.”

Find out more about London Met’s efforts to support the environment